Colts by Sky Mesa and Pulpit post fastest workout times for Fasig-Tipton Calder sale.
Trainer Carl Nafzger and jockey Edgar Prado topped the list of 12 finalists for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in 2008 when the museum announced nominees Feb. 22. Notably missing from the list was California conditioner Bob Baffert, who has been eligible for election for the past two years.
Sun Classique overcame a troubled trip to post a gutsy neck victory over Many Colours in the listed Balanchine Stakes at Nad al Sheba Feb. 22.
Ross Morton, Gulfstream Park's announcer for 23 years and Finger Lakes' announcer throughout its 46-year history, died the night of Feb. 20 in Hollywood after suffering a massive stroke. He was 74.
Dean De Renzo and Randy Hartley have announced a breeders' reward program for their 2008 stallions.
So Sedulous, the dam of German and Italian champion Shirocco, has been euthanized due to an illness. She was 17.
Gulfstream Park has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a compact allowing tribal casinos to offer Class-III slots and banked card games in Florida, the latest attempt by the track to curb gaming competition from neighboring wagering facilities.
Louisiana-based stallion, Easyfromthegitgo has been added to the Millennium Rewards program by Ro Parra, owner of Millennium Farm near Lexington.
The old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times," ably describes the many odd goings-on in Sunday's running of the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes. While there is intent and purpose to everything we're seeing, and there is nothing new under the sun, this race has some odd features.
Heavy favorite Vicarino broke the five-furlong track mark at Bay Meadows Feb. 21 even though he spotted his rivals a head start in the $42,400 sprint feature.
Live racing at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa. was canceled Feb. 22 after a snowstorm dumped around six inches of snow in the Central Pennsylvania area.
Top three finishers earn an automatic berth in the championship in Las Vegas next year.
Three top contenders from the West Point Thoroughbreds string prepared for starts in graded stakes while breezing for their respective trainers Feb. 21. Led by 4-year-old Awesome Gem, the worktab also included potential Derby contenders El Gato Malo and Saratoga Russell.
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